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Murder at Peculiar Manor by Paul Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act murder mystery - a satisfactory plot, with twists and red herrings, but with tongue-in-cheek comedy thrown in. Contains very mild swearing.
SynopsisDr Fincham certified that Lady Peculiar died of natural causes, but an Inspector is asking questions of the staff... What's the Maid's secret? Why was the will changed, and is it important that the apples are being stolen?
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Murder in the Green Room by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVery short one-act play. A murder mystery with a single simple set (backstage at a theatre) and good opportunities for character acting.
SynopsisIt looks like the new members of the 'Oak Six' drama club are getting on the nerves of the founders, but surely the old guard wouldn't resort to murder? Or would they?
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Neighbourhood Watch by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act light comedy. Single domestic set.
SynopsisWe are privy to the goings on at the Smeaton Neighbourhood Watch Committee at the home of Mrs Wilson-Smythe.The members of the Committee are upstanding and influential citizens who are all victims of a recent spate of burglaries in their prosperous, previously crime-free village. Their local police officer joins the meeting to address their concerns and ascertain the extent of their losses so as to begin investigation. As they recount their losses we discover not only the monetary value but also the touching sentimental value each piece has. But, of course, there is a twist...
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The New Neighbours by Rachael Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characters and an offstage male voice.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy of manners with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWhen bodies suddenly begin turning up all over the village, two nosy housewives are convinced they know exactly which neighbour is responsible and they are determined to find out the truth.
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Night Call by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single domestic set. Simple props. Contains mild swearing and sexual elements.
SynopsisMatthew's quiet night in is disturbed by a couple of strange visitors. The fearsome Scanlon seems very interested in Matthew's book collection while the voluptuous Lisa is paying more attention to Matthew himself. But what is it they are really after? A menacing short play with a comic twist.
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The Perils at Peddler's Cove by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery peopled with eccentric - and suspicious - characters. One set with additional front-of-curtain scenes.
SynopsisLetters from a lawyer summon a group of people to a remote island, apparently for a weekend house-party, but then one of the guests is murdered.
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Princess Bigfoot by Bob Heather
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act family play, based on real characters circa 750 AD (though incorporating folk tales).
SynopsisIn 8th Century France an identity theft scheme to usurp the Princess Bertha from her position as the wife of King Pepin is thwarted by that famous pair of investigators: Messrs Hercule and Poirot - as well as by the Princess’s shoe size.
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Ragtime Mystery by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. In addition to the principal characters it would be possible to have a number of non-speaking 'extras'.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree Scott Joplin rags suggested as musical accompaniment. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort, simple detective story. Three scenes, but integrated by music whilst the set is dressed for the next scene.
SynopsisGossip columnist Veronica Rivers gets a mysterious invitation to a party, where she recognises an infamous jewel thief - just before a diamond necklace goes missing. It's down to Charlie 'Ragtime' Jones the piano-playing detective to solve the mystery.
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The Scramblings at Spriggly Torch by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic play - a Second World War mystery. One set, divided into three locations.
SynopsisIt is 1943, and enemy plans for a new fighter aircraft have fallen into the hands of British intelligence, but a traitor is suspected of attempting to retrieve them.
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Sherlock Holmes' Last Case by Charlie Cook
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy play (single set).
SynopsisThe fabulous Kalimari diamond has been stolen from a locked bag in a locked safe, and when Watson hands over the ransom, the receiver is murdered horribly! A brilliant Holmes pastiche with appropriate gags and a surprise ending.
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